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The Stanislaus River is a 65-mile long waterway that flows from the Stanislaus National Forest in the Sierra Nevada, through New Melones
Lake. Downstream from New Melones Dam, the Stanislaus flows through two more dams, Tulloch and Goodwin. Downstream from Goodwin, the
Stanislaus River flows past Oakdale, Riverbank and Ripon, emptying into the San Joaquin River.
The Stanislaus River provides
irrigation water to about 55,000 acres in Escalon, Ripon and Manteca. The Oakdale Irrigation District provides agricultural water
to about 62,000 acres in Stanislaus County and San Joaquin County. Agriculture in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties is worth more
than $6 billion a year. Farming has been a tradition in Stanislaus County for over 150 years, growing over 200 commodities. The
value of agricultural commodities produced last year in Stanislaus County was $3.8 billion. Over 20,000 acres were fallowed
in 2015 due to a lack of water. You can’t grow crops without water, but our water situation isn’t just about crops, it’s about
our drinking water and how much we will pay for it. It’s also about how much money we pay for electricity. Can you afford
to pay more? Do you want to pay more?
SACRAMENTO – Senator Tom Berryhill, R-Twain Harte, on Wednesday announced plans to introduce a constitutional amendment to strengthen
and protect communities by weeding out undocumented violent felons.
The measure would require the California Department of Justice
to send the records of all individuals convicted of violent felonies to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials for the
purposes of identification and deportation following the completion of their prison sentence. Once deported, any person convicted
of a violent felony would be guilty of a deportable offense upon their return to California, which DOJ would be required to report
Berryhill to introduce common sense constitutional amendment to aid in deporting violent felons who are undocumented
Stop the Water Grab!
Corruption and a Corporate Takeover.
In 1853, a French water company named Compagnie Generale des Eaux was created. In 1854, CGE obtained the right to supply water
to the public. For more than a century, Compagnie Générale des Eaux remained focused on the water sector.
In 1998, Compagnie
Générale des Eaux changed its name to Vivendi. In July 2000, Vivendi spun off its newly acquired water companies into Vivendi Environment.
In December 2000, Vivendi Universal SA was created by the merger of the Vivendi media empire (In the early 1950s, Universal set up
its own distribution company in France, and subsequently started a production company in Paris called Universal Productions France
S.A.), with Canal+Group, television networks and the acquisition of media assets owned by Canadian company Seagram Company LTD-
the owner of Universal Studios.
The Stanislaus River.